Demand for terminal sires has exceeded expectations so far this year, and there’s a lot to suggest this trend will continue throughout the rest of the spring ram selling season.
The improved ram sale clearance rates and prices are largely being attributed to the positive state of the sheepmeat industry and the low ewe numbers across the board.
In SA, where ram sales are well and truly in full swing, Nutrien SA stud stock’s Richard Miller said you would have been forgiven for expecting average prices to be back on a lot of the record prices last year, but that hadn’t been the case.
“At this stage, they’re only slightly back or some are holding firm on those record prices,” Mr Miller said.
“And with the small number of sales we’ve had so far,…